I would still take (on paper) our offense over Alabama's. Our defense is also MUCH better than theirs. Clemson is also better than Bama on both sides of the ball... so I don't see the Tide winning the title this year, not to say they CAN'T but I don't think they will.
I'm not impressed with Alabama's defense at ALL. Sure they're offense is good, but that defense isn't going to beat Ohio State or Clemson.
This. These Polls are pointless until Mid November, and the only poll that matters is the CFP rankings (which I still expect us to lag behind in when they reveal the first rankings).
I blame the voters who are refusing to vote B1G teams anywhere in their top 25. Some guys still have Ohio State as NR.
Voters in the AP are STILL refusing to vote for B1G teams. Not shocking, but I don't need to see Ohio State to play to know they're better than 90% of the teams out there.
With this slate and THIS team... wouldn't you be?
I feel like with a 105K+ stadium you can find the room to socially distance the band.
Can we at least let the band in? It's not the same without TBDBITL.
I was hoping he'd have to field hard questions... though I'm sure the only media members he'll ever talk to will treat him with the kid gloves.
Clearly he heard all about our backlash and adjusted to the less offensive background. Still think his days are numbered.
Days before Jan 1st? Are they pushing back the semis too? No way.
I'll be so mad if that happens...
Does Shroud become the next Tua and play out of his mind?
I still remember her putting 3 SEC teams in her top 4 in at one point last year when Ohio State was slaying (left us out for Clemson).
If you're making a choice like this at THIS stage of the game you're committed to the NFL. The season is going to be back on in the next 24-48 hours and Wade is declaring for the NFL? Honestly, that ship has sailed. He could, but he won't come back (which will cost him millions as I can't see him being more than a late 1st round pick).
Unpopular opinion: (I'm rooting for Wade all the way, but I think he's acting on impulse and not thinking this through)
Wade's made a dumb business decision here. Yes, I wish him the best of luck and hope he gets paid, but the guy is only a late 1st round pick (20-32 range) which means the guy's leaving MILLIONS on the table. We've never seen him at the outside corner nor have the scouts. The only thing that has changed from now to then is training and maybe fitness (these guys are already-fit as hell) and he wasn't considered a 1st round kid LAST year. It's his life, he can burn money and a NCG if he wants.
Bust of luck kid, hope you have a good combined to make up for the lack of outside corner tape.
I bet there's a lot going on behind the scenes. Probably debates on timelines and scheduling.
I do think that Rutgers and Maryland are both out. I'm sure at least one of the no votes WILL play. Maryland might be fun if they want to play given Tua's brother is there.
Let's go win a title.
You slot Ohio State back at 2 and then other B1G teams accordingly. It's not like Alabama or any of the SEC teams have even played a game (and most of the top 25 has yet to play anyway.
Rutgers is 100% no. Their President has been very vocal about that.
He has an agent now, but that might not mean anything.